Join us for an in-depth look at the relationship between music and psyche as Jungian analyst Joel Kroeker shares an approach to working with musical symbols within analysis, which he calls Archetypal Music Psychotherapy. Many of us feel the loss of our connection to the simple, vital immediacy that musical expression offers. By distilling music into its basic archetypal elements, in these When Psyche Sings offerings (this Friday night lecture and the Saturday workshop), we will explore how to rediscover our place in this confrontation with deep psyche while highlighting the role of the enigmatic, musical psyche in guiding us through our life.
Friday night lecture participants will:
- Understand the relationship between music psychotherapy and Jungian analytical psychology
- Describe the relationship between music as a field and the experience of dreaming
- Experience their own relationship with music as a useful metaphor for exploring the psyche and its teleology toward wholeness
Joel Kroeker is a Canadian Swiss-trained Jungian psychoanalyst, clinical supervisor, and Music-Centred Psychotherapist. He is on faculty as an instructor at the CG Jung Institute Zürich and the Centre for Applied Jungian Studies. He is the founding international workshop facilitator of Archetypal Music Psychotherapy (AMP) and an international recording and touring artist.
He divides his time between his clinical practice and teaching Jungian-oriented courses across Brazil, Europe, and North America. His new book, Jungian Music Psychotherapy: When Psyche Sings (Routledge, 2019) is a finalist for the IAJS (International Association for Jungian Studies) book award.